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Federal Register Highlights – 2/2/16

February 2, 2016

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for February 2, 2016:

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule would implement new statutory requirements that would expand how qualified entities may use and disclose data under the qualified entity program to the extent consistent with applicable program requirements and other applicable laws, including information, privacy, security and disclosure laws. In doing so, this proposed rule would explain how qualified entities may create non-public analyses and provide or sell such analyses to authorized users, as well as how qualified entities may provide or sell combined data, or provide Medicare claims data alone at no cost, to certain authorized users. This proposed rule would also implement certain privacy and security requirements, and impose assessments on qualified entities if the qualified entity or the authorized user violates the terms of a data use agreement (DUA) required by the qualified entity program. To be assured consideration, comments must be received no later than 5 p.m. on March 29, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference file code CMS–5061–P.)

PROPOSED RULE: The Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to amend its regulations for the timely coordination of Federal Authorizations for proposed interstate electric transmission facilities pursuant to section 216(h) of the Federal Power Act (FPA). The proposed amendments are intended to improve the pre- application procedures and result in more efficient processing of applications. Public comment on this proposed rule will be accepted until April 4, 2016. (To submit comments, visit www.regulations.gov, reference RIN 1901–AB36.)

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. This AD requires inspecting each tail rotor (T/R) pitch link (link) bearing bore for corrosion and pitting and either replacing the T/R link or applying sealant. This AD also requires a recurring inspection of the sealant and repeating the inspections for corrosion and pitting if any sealant is missing. This AD is prompted by an incident in which a helicopter experienced an in-flight failure of a T/R link. These actions are intended to detect corrosion or pitting and to prevent failure of a T/R link and subsequent loss of control of the helicopter. This AD becomes effective February 2, 2016.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Bombardier, Inc. Model BD–100–1A10 (Challenger 300) airplanes. This AD was prompted by multiple reports of a short circuit between the heater element and the metal sheath of the pitot-static probe heater. This AD requires replacement of the left and right pitot-static probes with newly redesigned left and right pitot- static probes. We are issuing this AD to prevent degradation of the heating ability of the pitot-static probe heater, resulting in erroneous airspeed indication during flight in icing conditions and consequent reduced controllability of the airplane. This AD becomes effective March 8, 2016.

TEMPORARY RULE: NMFS is prohibiting directed fishing for Pacific cod by catcher/ processors using pot gear in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands management area (BSAI). This action is necessary to prevent exceeding the A season apportionment of the 2016 Pacific cod total allowable catch allocated to catcher/processors using pot gear in the BSAI. Effective 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), January 29, 2016, through 1200 hours, A.l.t., September 1, 2016.

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